Welcome to Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research

The Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR) is a full-service analytical laboratory established in 1997 by Dr. T.K. Kyser (FRSC). We pride ourselves as a hands-on teaching facility and a state-of-the-art research centre. Our approach is holistic and therefore multidisciplinary, working at the interfaces between scientific disciplines to solve complex problems.

Longstanding collaborations with academic, industry, and government partners have positioned QFIR as a global leader in ore deposit research, environmental biogeochemistry, and the application of geochemistry to sedimentologic systems. We are proud partners with Isomass Scientific Inc. and a flagship lab for ThermoFisher Scientific.

Please do not hesitate to contact the co-directors with questions you have about research opportunities or the analytical services we provide.


The lab co-directors supervising the QFIR are: Dr. Dan Layton MatthewsDr. Matthew Leybourne, Dr. Peir Pufahl and Dr. Christopher Spencer.

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ISOmass Scientific Over 35 years of excellence

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